Friday, June 11, 2010

White Linen Tea House & Cherry Rose Green Tea

  Each Summer while visiting my best friends in Buffalo, New York, we get dressed up and go for tea to the White Linen Tea House. It is a wonderful destination, rooms decorated in Victorian style, complete with fresh linens and fine China on each table! The owner is an accomplished chef who now devotes her talents to creating delicious experiences for her guests. It is always High Tea there and her staff are friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the health benefits of drinking tea. If you are near Wheatfield, NY , try it. It's so worth it.
   The Tea House is where I discovered one of my favorite green teas, Cherry Rose Green Tea. It has a light fruity flavor that lingers a floral taste . I suspect this tea has another name: Cherry Rose Kyoto Sencha, a green tea blended with tiny rose petals ,infused with cherry oil.
  One additional feature of this quaint place is the giant red barn, loaded with antiques and unique treasures. I can not go home without a purchase.  

Monday, May 31, 2010

Provence Rooibos Tea

Just had a wonderful pot of tea and I had to share it with you. It is Provence Rooibos Tea, among it's ingredients: rose leaves, lavender, rooibos, black currents. Rooibos means red bush and grows in South Africa. The tea is high in antioxidants, caffeine free, and rich in vitamins.This particular blend of Rooibos is red in color and has a heavenly floral scent. I became interested in trying it because of a book I was reading. The lead character and heroine was always drinking it for clarity when solving mysteries. Provence Rooibos has a light taste with a  fruity floral aftertaste. Its one you can sip all day. Oh, the book that inspired me to try Rooibos is The Number One Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. Also a recommendation. Cheers!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Easter Tea

My own Cupcake Bunnies and Puddle Ducks donned the table. I managed to sell a few for the Holidays.

The invitation I made:
Easter Tea Invitation!
Bunny tracks, ducks quack
Make yourself a Spring hat
Baked ham and sweet snacks
Don't forget to RSVP back
Baskets are waiting, no time to slack!

Put on your Easter Bonnets, bring a favorite Easter memory, and come for tea! The best part of this tea was the Egg Hunt. It was so fun to see women enjoying a childhood tradition. The guests really got into the spirit of it. The eggs were filled with candies, eye shadows, potpourri, nail polish..etc..
I kept the table simple to place Easter baskets above the settings.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Making Time for Tea

Taking Tea, alone for it's health benefits,as company with a good book, or with friends is one of life's nicest enrichments. Gatherings with friends, both old and new, for tea, fellowship, and laughter is good for the soul. Planning a Tea is done with such anticipation..set the event, give it a theme, and go! From choosing the menu to setting the table, the details are key. I've created this space to share ideas. As our world changes faster and we are all getting electronically "connected", we may be disconnecting from our neighbors and opportunity to reach to others at a more humananistic way. Like taking time to smell the Roses, take some time for Tea, making a special hour for your family or the elderly lady 2 doors down. Have fun with it!